Day 6


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Africa
June 21st 2010
Published: June 21st 2010
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I can now check two things off of my bucketlist... racing a Kenyan / African and winning and playing futball with Africans (I didn’t have so much luck in that event). Today was a very eventful day we started by going to the hiv/aids orphanage and we learned about how to prevent the disease and how we can help them educate the people on how to live with it and avoid getting the disease. After that we went and watched and participate in some traditional dances from the Meru culture. They were very cool to watch and fun to participate in. 😊 after lunch we (Cody(19) ,Jeremiah(20) and I) went to a school of about 500 kids and at first we played Frisbee with them and then we played futball with them and they were AWESOME!!!

God smiles on this place, there is so much good being done here it is unreal. I think a lot of people have the misconception that Africa is a Godless place and it is quite the opposite there are just as many churches here, if not more, than there is in America. What they are in more need of is disease control and prevention, the living conditions here are not terrible, most live in cinderblock houses(basic but not terrible) but they could be so much better. For example the orphanage is in need of mosquito nets for all the residents, they are about 200 shillings which translates into about 2-3 dollars, it is just people are just unaware of the need or how they can help. Another problem would probably be finding an organization to give to that you can trust. Either way, the needs in Africa are not in people and the evil they do its disease and lack of resources.

I am beginning to fall in love with the African people and their culture. Think of the friendliest person you know and that is just about everybody I’ve ever met from Africa. They are just spectacular and I most defiantly being changed by this experience.

I love and miss yall.

James


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21st June 2010

That's what i'm talking about...
SO EXCITING!! So, you won the race with the Kenyan? How old was this Kenyan? Haha I will continue to pray for your trip and what you all will experience there. I am praying that you will bless the people and also receive a blessing in return. Did you eat the Ox Liver? Are the churches christian? And do not forget to do good and share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16 Share your God given spiritual gifts so that you will truly make a difference in the world. We love you and are so very proud of you! Love Mom
22nd June 2010

That's so awesome Jamie!!!! We all love you and are praying!!! :)
22nd June 2010

Great update
Thanks so much for the update. It sounds like the people there are very nice and geniune. Don't worry about the football part. I'm sure they have been playing it for much longer than you have. Yesterday was the Summer solstice here and of course, also the longest day. It is starting to get really hot and dry with no promise of rain on the 10 day forecast. We have all been really busy. Jordan and his buddies have started a pressure washing business in Mill Creek. Today they are going to bid on a job. Mom's A/C is still out in her car, but she's not complaining. What a trooper. Keep up the good work and may God bless all of you. Dad
22nd June 2010

Uncle Johnny
I am proud and jelous! Reminds me of my trip to Belize when I was ur age, my outreach was basketball. Amazing how God uses the talents he gave us...I was comfortable with a basketball, but not so much with a bible. The Big Man still used me and we led several kids to Christ. Show them ur smile, they will see God in ur eyes, and brothers from other mothers will be united! Love ya, Uncle John

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